Gloria TV reports a surreal interview with, of all people, a US Rabbi giving The Francis and the entire Conciliar church a lesson in Catholicism.
You might say that this is an infidel and that he should convert first, but this is not the issue. The issue is that the decay of the Catholic Church and “the dismantling of the Catholic faith in the aftermath of the [second] Vatican council” is now so evident, so blatantly obvious that even a Rabbi can easily recognise and denounce it whilst looking with some longing (of sort) at the proud, uncompromising church of the past. Strangely, all the while hordes of flip-flop clad Catholics keep clapping and applauding in the church as they feel so, so good for having showed up at the self-celebratory gathering.
At some point the heresies and blasphemies of Francischurch will be visible from Mars. For the moment, they are visible even to people capable of denying the divinity of Our Lord.
It is as if a policeman were so astonishingly corrupt that even the criminals lament the good old times of the honest cop, when the world still followed its own God-given order.
Gloria TV has a wonderful quip: “We used to pray for the intentions of the Pope and the conversion of Russia. Now we pray for the intentions of Russia and the conversion of the Pope”.
The “Vatican gone mad” part isn’t bad, either…
A very good video from Fr Reto Nay here
I couldn’t let the embedded version work, so you will have to click the link. But you will be rewarded with an HD video of excellent Catholicism.
You got to love how this man always speaks in a very slow, controlled, measured way; and delivers the most brutal salvos in favour of Truth.
The difference between Father Reto Nay and most priests of our times is that he is not in the least interested in being liked or accepted by the crowds. To him, Truth and logic come first. All the rest comes pretty much nowhere.
He is, of course, persecuted by his own bishop. And there are worse bishops than Bishop Huonder.
What times we live in.
EDIT: Lifesitenews.com asked me to clarify their legal status and independence from the Catholic hierarchy.
They wrote to me with the following words: “We are not a Catholic news service, but cover topics related to “life, family and culture,” meaning abortion, artificial contraception, population control, the various attacks on the natural family, feminism, globalism and the growth of the homosexualist movement. Since we cover issues that are closely related to Catholic moral doctrine, and which are extremely contentious in the secular world, we very frequently cover Catholic news as well, but LifeSite itself is a secular organisation, meaning we are not directly beholden to nor answerable to any member of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church and we are not funded by the Catholic Church or any diocese.”
They close with : “We would appreciate a clarification on this in your blog post. Thanks”
I publish the clarification with pleasure. The complete message is published in the comment section below.
I also profit of the occasion to congratulate Lifesitenews.com for their work.
No one, truly no one could accuse “Gloria TV” of being one of those liberal and secular media outlets spinning Francis.
Well, even they could not avoid giving witness of what is happening, pointing out in a very respectful but very clear way that there is no way to avoid the fact that Francis’ entire attitude is at variance with proper Catholic behaviour on the issues of our times.
Instead of analysing the 12,000 words, they have picked a “life site news” comments:
“In comments rocking the Catholic world today, Pope Francis’ has recommended that the Church pull back from her perceived emphasis on “abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods.”
Note here the words used by Lifesitenews: “rocking the Catholic world”, “pull back from a perceived emphasis” (this is apparently contradictory, but still clear: if you pull back from something merely “perceived”, you still pull back; and you pull back because of the perception).
Gloria TV answers with two quotations one from JP II and one from Benedict XVI.
“To be truly a people at the service of life we must propose these truths constantly and courageously from the very first proclamation of the Gospel, and thereafter in catechesis, in the various forms of preaching, in personal dialogue and in all educational activity,”
The emphasis is theirs, and it speaks volumes.
“As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person, and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable,”
This is a less strong counterpoint to Francis’ mentality, but it’s still useful. It is, though, mostly useful because it opposes Benedict’s entire papacy – always attacked by the liberal press, and they did know why – with Francis’ untiring desire to please the wrong crowd.
There is no denying whilst some Catholic outlets are still either silent or outright in denial, more and more (EDIT: Here “Gloria TV” is meant) start to point out to what sound Catholicism is supposed to be.
Enough with the marketing. Enough with the personality cult. It’s time to go back to the Papacy.
Though one day late, if you follow the link you’ll see Father Reto Nay’s interesting take on St. Peter and St. Paul.
It is beautiful to know that in the middle of heretic Mitteleuropa some strong priest acts to defend and spread proper Catholicism.